3-day Art Academy for 7-10 year olds

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Until Thursday 29 July

Until Thursday 5 August

Tuesday 10 August - Thursday 12 August

Tuesday 17 August - Thursday 19 August

Tuesday 24 August - Thursday 26 August

Visitor information


10am - 3pm 

(Early drop-off available from 9.30am, late pick up available until 3.30pm) 


Ticket£75 (plus booking fee)
Ticket with Arts Award (Explore level)£100 (plus booking fee)


Pre-booking essential. Please book via the links below:

Book 27 - 29 July here (SOLD OUT)

Book 3 - 5 August here (SOLD OUT)

Book 10 - 12 August here (SOLD OUT)

Book 17 - 19 August here (SOLD OUT)

Book 24 - 26 August here (SOLD OUT)


The Laing’s popular Art Academy sessions for 7-10 year olds run over three days in the school holidays. Young people will have the opportunity to explore the galleries and try out a range of art techniques which may include painting with acrylics and watercolours, drawing and illustrating, sculpting with clay and experimenting with printmaking.

Please bring a packed lunch. 

We aim to be fully inclusive and children and visitors with additional needs are welcome. If you'd like to have an informal conversation with a tutor or member of the team before booking please email learning@laingartgallery.org.uk.

There is also the opportunity for participants to achieve the nationally accredited Explore Level Arts Award, at an additional cost. More information about the Arts Award can be found on their website.

Please note: Completed Arts Award portfolios have to moderated by Trinity College London which can take some time. Therefore young people will not receive their certificates immediately after the Art Academy. 

Parent review:

'I just wanted to thank you and your team for the Art Academy...prior to last week my son was not all that keen on art and perceived himself to be “rubbish” at it. However, roll forward a week and the sense of both achievement and more crucially pride in his art work was immense..[my son] was so proud to display his work and talk about the techniques and styles used...the positivity and enthusiasm together with encouragement from the Academy is just wonderful.'